If you ve traveled to other countries, you understand the pain of getting dinged by foreign ATMs when you withdraw cash.It doesn t seem like a big deal, but it can add up if you don t get enough cash the first or second time.Solution: open a checking account that can waive fees.Usually, when you withdraw cash from a foreign ATM, you pay a flat fee of $3-5 to use that terminal in addition to a possible 1-3% foreign transaction fee of the total amount withdrawn charged by your bank.The article linked below suggests 11 checking accounts, such as Capital One and Citibank, that waive, reimburse, or offer reduced transaction fees; but usually if you have a premium account.There is one account, however, that I really like and opened myself: the Charles Schwab High Yield Investor checking account.
Sitting under the company s flagship HTC 10 handset, the new phone s main 5.7-inch display is joined by a second, 2-inch screen at the top of the phone.This additional, always-on display offers a variety of notification and shortcut options without interfering with what you re looking at on the main panel.Unlike the Touch Bar on Apple s new MacBook Pro line, however, this smaller panel doesn't instinctively react to what apps you re using or the content present on the main display.Instead, when not feeding you with new notifications, the time or weather alerts, it can be set to offer shortcuts to your most used apps and favourite contacts.The phone s main 5.7-inch display features a stunning, 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD resolution, making it a perfect companion for on-the-move gaming and video streaming.Echoing the iPhone 7 in culling the iconic connection point, the phone will instead require users to invest in a pair of Bluetooth headphones or make do with the USB Type-C fitted earbuds that come boxed with the phone.
The Nintendo Switch, the new $299 console launching on March 3, will be the first Nintendo console to require a premium, paid subscription service if you want to play games online. Nintendo's site, but the upshot is that the gaming company will offer a free trial of this online service starting in March, but at some point in Fall 2017, it'll transition to being paid —
Nintendo has scored a big third-party partner for its new console.Electronic Arts was onstage at Nintendo s Switch event tonight reveal that it is bringing its soccer series FIFA to Switch.FIFA is the most popular sports franchise in gaming — selling more than 100 million copies worldwide — so this is a big third-party score for Nintendo.It s also a big deal for Nintendo to have EA s support.EA is one of the biggest third-party publishers, and works on popular franchises like Madden, Battlefield, and Star Wars.This could be just the beginning of EA s support for the Switch.EA is making this new FIFA game specifically for the Switch, so it will not be a simple port of FIFA 17.Nintendo s heritage is to always push forward, to dare to choose their own path, and now they are doing it again with the Nintendo Switch, Patrick Söderlund, executive vice president of worldwide studios at EA, said in a press release sent to GamesBeat.We re excited to be partnered with them again, and to bring new experiences to players on this brand new platform.
Flash another, and it delivers a killing blow with its teeth.The mouse doesn t hunt out of hunger — scientists are in control.Those scientists were studying how the vertebrate brain controls hunting behaviour, something that is not well understood.While omnivorous mice normally opt for plants over meat, the researchers found that they could turn their furry subjects into hunters, break their hunting behaviour into a pair of simpler ones after a slew of experiments — and control those behaviours individually.Although we had some indications that the central nucleus of the amygdala could be important for hunting behavior, it hasn t been observed before, lead investigator Ivan de Araujo, an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale, told Gizmodo.It was surprising to see how clear the results were.
Samsung said today that over 96 percent of all Galaxy Note7 phones have been returned following a recall that started in September.First introduced in August, the latest Note7 smartphone received positive reviews until reports surfaced that some devices caught fire after their batteries exploded.After a thorough inspection of its phones, Samsung opted to issue a mandatory recall, but only after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC issued its own recall notice.In October, the Federal Aviation Administration FAA banned passengers from bringing the Note7 on board any aircraft, even if the device had been powered down.This restriction applied to all flights in the U.S. and was in response to a Note7 exploding after a passenger boarded a Southwest Airlines flight in October.If you ve boarded a plane in the past several months, you may have heard flight attendants warning that if you had a Note7, you could not bring it aboard the plane.But Samsung claims that because of the exceptionally high rates of participation in the recall, the U.S. Department of Transportation no longer requires airlines to issue specific pre-boarding notifications.Achieving a 96 percent return rate took about four months, but it wasn t all done organically, as Samsung revealed in December that it would issue a software update to permanently disable charging on the outstanding Note7s.Until that point, the company had received 85 percent of affected devices.During the Consumer Electronics Show last week, Samsung America s president and chief operating officer, Tim Baxter, made reference to the Note7 at the opening of the company s keynote, saying that Samsung would release a report about what had happened to the device very soon.He said, however, that the electronics maker remains undeterred and will not stop nor will we stop innovating.
The cost of an entry-level VR system like this has come down quite a bit.While we have yet to see the Rift itself offered for less than its $600 MSRP, we have seen a few other deals on the VR hardware.Best Buy offered a $100 gift card and a copy of with the headset over the holidays, and it offered a $150 gift card separately earlier this month.Those kinds of deals can go a long way toward paying for that are really required to get the most out of the Rift.
On Wednesday, Norway will become the first country in the world to start shutting down its national FM radio network in favour of digital radio.Norwegians have had years to prepare, but the move is still catching many off guard.The FM apocalypse starts tomorrow morning in Nordland, the country s north.Beginning at 11:11 am local time, the FM network will be taken down in a gradual process that ll take the entire calendar year.DAB currently hosts 22 national stations in Norway, along with about 20 smaller stations.The FM spectrum can only fit five national stations.
A US federal judge may have found a way to curb patent trolls by forcing law firms to pay legal bills.A US federal court judge has ruled that a patent troll's lawyers are personally responsible for paying legal fines, in a bid to make law firms think twice about representing trollsiStockA US federal judge may have finally found a way to get rid of patent trolls – force their lawyers to pay all the legal bills incurred by lawsuits, rather than permitting trolls to pay their legal representatives using a portion of their winnings.Patent trolls are the scourge of the global technology industry.They exist primarily to make money by buying up loads of vague patents that they don't intend to ever actually use, in order to try to bully companies by claiming that the victim has violated a patent's copyright.When a company actually invents a product with an interesting new function, the patent troll looks through its catalogue and picks a vague patent that might possibly encompass the new function to threaten the company with a lawsuit.
It keeps going up and up, with a bunch of new nonsense fees thrown on top every few years.What s worse is that many parts of the world still rely on dirty fossil fuels to produce this energy.By now we have all heard about the potential of solar and other renewables to shake up the energy market, but you might not know that blockchain technology also has its place in the mix.Several startups are developing projects that integrate blockchain and solar energy.It originally used a proof-of-work system for verification but has since switched over to a proof-of-stake-time system because it is more environmentally friendly.Anyone can mine the coins, from individuals to solar farms.For every 1 MWh of electricity generated and verified by a third party , the producer recieves one SolarCoin.
ON DISPLAY: New TVs have been unveiled at CES 2017 in Las VegasTV technology is moving fast with 4K Ultra HD now the standard for most living rooms.But this year's CES technology show in Las Vegas has revealed even more advancements which will be landing in living rooms later this year.So, if you fancy replacing your old TV here s what you need to know about all the latest tellies launching in 2017.Samsung went for something a bit different at CES by announcing its new QLED TVs.Along with being beautifully bright and packed with the colour, QLED also offers an incredibly accurate and precise picture that can be viewed from any angle or in any environment.
Honda Uni-Cub transporters lined-up for demonstration at CES in Las Vegas on January 6, 2017.Honda's self-balancing Uni-Cub personal transporter is a fun way to get around.Never mind that your probably need some exercise, the Uni-Cub will scoot you to your destination at 4 miles per hour, no effort required.Steering is as simple as moving your weight in the direction you want to go and the thing keeps upright thanks to balancing technology first developed for Honda's Asimo humanoid robot.At CES in Las Vegas, Honda was offering Uni-Cub test rides so we hopped onboard.
Nokia and the other 5G networks builders have been waiting for, when investments in new generation networks went in earnest to mobilize.china's leading telecom operators are investing in the next few years about 40 billion euros in 5G networks.Nokia will pot a big slice.the World's largest mobile phone market, the operators have the aim to get a nationwide 5G network up and running by 2020, told the Nikkei Asian Review.network investment preliminary estimate is about 300 billion yuan, or about 40 billion.the country-wide network construction while promoting entirely new technologies and services development.
You might not be completely happy with iOS, but the iPhone s operating system is probably one of the best and easiest to use in the world.It completely changed the smartphone landscape and directly influenced the trajectory of Android which was shaping up to be a BlackBerry clone until Google changed it ahead of release to make it more like the iPhone .But the iPhone s OS could have been a lot worse, a new leak indicates.Images and videos showing the click wheel iPod-based OS that at one point competed against iOS internally at Apple were published online Friday morning.Sonny Dickson, an Apple insider who has posted plenty of iPhone-related leaks in the past, got his hands on a clip that shows an iPhone prototype running this iPod-like operating system called Acorn OS.It s exactly as terrible as you d think it would be.
Veggie burgers have come a long way since the 80's, and some are actually quite tasty.There are, however, a ton of store-bought options out there—there s even one that seeps reddish liquid—and choosing can be hard.Luckily, the brave souls at Epicurious taste-tested a whole bunch so we don t have to.When it comes to veggie patties, there are two main types: those that try to imitate meat and those that just embrace what they are.The Epi staff tasted some of each, and there were definite winners and losers:Best Veggie-Forward Burger: Dr. Praeger s California Veggie Burgers, which had vaguely curry-ish, carrot-forward flavors and recognizable veggies, and was slightly sweet, with a good amount of seasoning, and nice texture.
CES 2017 is under way and the tech community has already been dazzled by various new consumer products, some mainstream and some off the beaten track, such as this smart cat feeder.One such innovative and beneficial product to be showcased this year is a smart toy, launched by French startup Leka, which is designed to help children with autism and other developmental disabilities learn better and communicate.The device, which is designed to resemble a small spherical robot, not unlike Star Wars' BB8, has been created to be used by professionals at schools and therapy organisations that focus on providing support for those with autism and other such conditions.The robot toy, however, is not only for children and can also be used by adults with developmental disabilities, the Verge reported.The smart toy can be set up to either be controlled by a caregiver or put in an autonomous state.The device's primary function is to act as an aid to learning, playing educational games.
do not Display the Gadget-items Gadget / Speakerthe JBL has unveiled a Bluetooth speaker JBL BassPro Go which is a subwoofer designed to have a little more bass in the car, and a portable speaker that you can take with you to the beach or any other place you feel like listening to music.the Idea is that you mount the actual dock in the car and then pair the speaker/subwoofer with the car's existing systems.Want to listen to music somewhere else, you just detach the speaker from the dock and pairing the speaker with, for example, his mobile.the JBL BassPro Go is released for the summer and will cost 600 dollars which is perhaps a little in the first team for a portable speaker.
Elastic s Steve Mayzak gives CBR his top five tips for selecting the right products for large-scale analytics projects.From mitigating financial risk by detecting fraud to creating recommendation engines and optimising the customer experience, data is helping companies solve increasingly complex problems.What, then, have we learned over the past few years as data has moved to the forefront of organisations?With options ranging from proprietary software to cloud-based software and open source tools, today s developers, architects, and IT professionals have many choices when it comes to large-scale analytics projects.Finding tools that increase project success and help you avoid common pitfalls is key.The biggest mistake companies make when embarking on an analytics project is to go too big, too soon.
do not Display the Gadget-items Gadget / Virtual realityLast year, so there was a bunch of VR headsets on the market and this year we can probably expect to see a lot of stuff that you will be able to use with these headsets.One of them, these are shoes that not only feel of how to move the legs but also provides haptic feedback.the Shoes named Taclim and comes from the japanese company Cerevo.the Shoes does not seem to offer too much and if it is supposed to play a game where you kick people with them, is it enough to have MUCH space around the a, and no children or pets running around one.Taclim to be released in the autumn and is aimed primarily at companies who want to advertise their products via virtual reality, or to arkadhallar offering VR experiences.
Amazons patent visar hur bolagets drönare ska kunna skydda sig mot luftangrepp.När leveranserna flyttar upp till luften behöver Amazon helt nya sätt att freda sina värdefulla paket.Under 2016 genomförde både 7-Eleven och Amazon sina första direkta drönarleveranser till kunders hem.I Amazons fall rörde det sig om en påse popcorn och en mediaspelare som skickades ut till ett hushåll i Cambridge i England.I och med att framtidens leveransfordon – eller snarare farkoster – lämnar vägarna på marken kommer det att dyka upp helt nya hot, förutspår e-handelsföretaget.En patentansökan som beviljades i mitten av december avslöjar hur Amazon vill kunna försvara sina leveransdrönare mot angripare.